Michael Kelly is the editor of Shadows & Tall Trees, and Series Editor of the Year's Best Weird Fiction. His fiction has appeared in Black Static, The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Weird Fiction Review, and others. As editor he's been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the British Fantasy Society Award. Simon Strantzas is the author of Burnt Black Suns (Hippocampus Press, 2014), Nightingale Songs (Dark Regions Press, 2011), Cold to the Touch (Tartarus Press, 2009), and Beneath the Surface (Humdrumming, 2008), as well as the editor of Aickman's Heirs (Undertow Publications, 2015), a finalist for both the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Awards, and the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. He also edited Shadows Edge (Gray Friar Press, 2013) and is co-founder and Associate Editor of the non-fiction journal, Thinking Horror. His writing has been reprinted in Best New Horror, The Best Horror of the Year, The Year's Best Weird Fiction and The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, and published in venues such as Cemetery Dance, Postscripts, and the Black Wings series. His short story, "Pinholes in Black Muslin," was a finalist for the British Fantasy Award, and his collection, Burnt Black Suns, a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. He lives with his wife in Toronto, Canada. Robert Aickman was an English writer of supernatural fiction-which he described as "strange stories"- and co-founder of the Inland Waterways Association. In 1951 Aickman collaborated with Elizabeth Jane Howard on a volume of ghost stories entitled We Are for the Dark. He would publish seven more volumes of fiction; two novels; and two volumes of autobiography. Aickman also edited the first eight volumes of The Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories. His grandfather was noted writer Richard Marsh. Robert Aickman was born in London, England, in 1914, and died there 1981.
Publisher's Weekly starred review for Volume 1: "Laird Barron and Michael Kelly amply prove that weird fiction can fill an anthology with delightful and surprising stories." This is Horror: "The Year's Best Weird Fiction triumphantly lives up to its title."